Summary

TV Executive Producer / Creative Director for branded content, studio and field productions in USA and internationally. (New Media Content, Reality TV, Live TV, Celebrity/Pop Culture). Five years experience at McCann Erickson Advertising.

Credits

12/11 – Current

Executive Producer / Creative Director / Director Video content and branded content for mobile, web, and broadcast in USA, UK, Asia (various)

Digital — Burning Tree Productions (freelance) Details
12/11 – Current

Freelance for reality TV (unscripted and soft scripted), branded content, digital video, studio TV, field shoots, live TV, and music TV. Recent projects: Johnny Depp in China TV special (DMG Beijing). Studio show with documentary field pieces. Asia’s Next Top Model (FOX International Channels) Oprah’s Favorite Things live TV event (OWN)

1/10 – 10/11

Executive Producer/Creative Director/Co-EP In South Africa: Reality TV and Live Events

Reality/Doc (TV) — MTV Africa, Funk Productions, Clive Morris Productions Details
1/10 – 10/11

•Clive Morris Productions, "The Shores": Oversaw the content, story, and creative direction for cinematically shot, high-profile unscripted TV drama series (in the style of The Hills and Laguna Beach) airing in USA and internationally. Series features an American cast and was shot on-location in Cape Town, South Africa. •Funk Productions: Responsible for the conception and implementation of all creative content for high profile live events and television broadcasts. Liaised with clients to develop innovative and high impact entertainment (utilizing original TV content, A-list musical performances, choreography) that satisfied desired marketing and branding objectives. TopTV launch event featured former US Vice President Al Gore as keynote speaker. •MTV Africa: Recruited to come to South Africa to oversee all content and staff for music talent search reality series to be shot in 16 countries across Africa. Semifinals and grand finale to be shot live-to-tape in front of a large studio audience.

7/07 – 1/09

Executive Producer Sprint Exclusive Entertainment

Digital — Intersport Details
7/07 – 1/09

Recruited to launch and oversee all content, production, and staff for Sprint Mobile’s multi-platform network. All video programming created specifically for mobile and web. Created, developed, and launched 6 original series. Content included: Multi-camera performances (50 Cent: Live at The Hard Rock); Interviews with A-list artists (Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Adele, etc.) in our studio and on-location. AWARD: Content was the winner of the NATPE Mobile Award for excellence.

4/07 – 7/07

Director The Paper

MTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — MTV Networks (Viacom) Details
4/07 – 7/07

Docu-reality series profiling the newspaper’s senior editorial staff at America’s largest high school. Extended on-location shooting and interviewing in the field.

2/07 – 4/07

Supervising Producer Band In A Bubble

MTV — Reality/Doc (TV) — True Entertainment Details
2/07 – 4/07

Blend of reality episodes, live TV, and music performance: Produced and wrote on-location live premiere and concert finale (with audience of 5,000 fans); Simultaneously oversaw story department and editorial teams working 24/7 for rapid turnaround of reality episodes. Reality series featured rock band writing/producing/recording album while sealed in a transparent set in the middle of NYC.

1/06 – 2/07

Producer / Field Director Various Reality/Doc TV

Reality/Doc (TV) — Various Details
1/06 – 2/07

NBC: Busted Inc. - Pilot for reality series profiling an all-female agency of private investigators. HBO: Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy - Oversaw all docu-style behind-the-scenes backstage footage including w/ host P. Diddy. MTV: Me & Mr. Jones - Pilot for documentary/reality series following the lives of celebrity couple Nas and Kelis at home, on tour, on the set of music videos, and in the recording studio. MTV: I’m From Rolling Stone - Series detailing the lives of aspiring journalists who are given jobs as music reporters for Rolling Stone magazine. Constant field shooting at locations throughout the country and internationally, including concerts and music festivals. A&E: The King of Cars - Oversaw behind the scenes footage for webisodes featuring the show’s central character The Chopper.

5/02 – 1/06

Showrunner Daily Download

Fuse — Live / Special Event (TV) — Rainbow Media, Madison Square Garden Details
5/02 – 1/06

Oversaw all creative content and execution for multiple series, including the network’s flagship program Daily Download (live daily one-hour hosted studio program featuring A-list celebrity interviews and performances), 7th Avenue Drop and Comp’d (concert series), Daily Download Reloaded (weekly highlights show), plus numerous stunts and specials. Produced 700 hours of live television. •Produced and directed multi-crew field shoots (on-set visits to music video shoots, covering concerts, red carpet events, festivals, press junkets, etc.), including interviewing celebrity talent. •Oversaw third-party productions (including NBC for Access Hollywood/Fuse partnership coverage of Grammys) to ensure that content delivered satisfied channel’s creative standards and specs. •Developed Daily Download, IMX and Daily Download Reloaded from inception to launch, including auditioning channel hosts. •Collaborated with Marketing Department to develop innovative on-air marketing opportunities that satisfied the channel’s Ad Sales obligations as well as creative standards for shows. •Served as primary inter-departmental liaison to Press, Interactive, Programming, Production Management, Multi-platform and Studio Operations.

6/99 – 5/02

Producer Vh1 News Department

VH1 — News (TV) Details
6/99 – 5/02

Produced news packages for live daily music information/entertainment program airing on VH1 News in USA and UK, and for CBS’s VH1 Music News segment on 200 affiliate stations. •Conducted frequent detailed interviews (in studio and in the field) with celebrity music artists. Regular field shoots included covering red carpet events, concerts, music video shoots, award shows. •Directed all talent and crew during on-location shoots, stand-ups, and in the studio.

Recos

Would you like to write a recommendation for david? Write a Recommendation »

Education

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Marketing, Advertising, Writing